Sturgeon River House Museum

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The Sturgeon River House, located on the West bank of the Sturgeon River is more than a museum. It was established to promote, conserve and enhance the culture and heritage of Municipality of West Nipissing.

 


Contact us

 phone 705.753.4716

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map-marker-alt 250 chemin Fort Road, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario P2B 2N7

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 Call or email us to host an event or book a tour. Follow us on Facebook to hear about our weekly events!

 


Business Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:  9am-4pm

Thursday: 12pm-8pm

Saturday, Sunday, Monday: Closed (only open for booked events)

General Admission: $4 + tax per person 


School and Group Tours

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Mobile Museum

Choose the location and we’ll bring you hands-on educational exhibits that encourage participants to play and learn about nature, animals and our region’s pioneers. 

This is a great opportunity for schools and community groups to save on traveling. Please note that the Mobile Museum is only available on Mondays and costs $5 per person. Contact us today for reservations.

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Host a Birthday Party!

Celebrate with friends and family at the Museum. The packages below are for 2 hour parties for 10 to 15 people. 

Choose from:

1 - $100 Hall Rental Only

2 - $175  Do It Yourself Party: unguided tour of museum, pizza and beverages

3 - $185  Messy Fingers Party: ages 1-5, painting craft, decorate cupcakes

4 - $205 Scavenger Hunt Party: scavenger hunt, craft, pizza and beverages

5 - $215  Movies and Goodies Party: movies, candy bars, pizza and beverages

6 - $225  Animal Party: owl pellet dissection, active games, animal craft, pizza and beverages 

*Prices don’t include HST* 

 


Nature Trails 

Free and open year round! The Museum has 1 km of low-impact walking trails through provincially significant wetlands. Enjoy the natural cranberry bogs and the scenery of overlooking beautiful Lake Nipissing.

Snowshoe rentals are available at the Museum during regular business hours. $10 per person.

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Event Calendar 

Events happening at the Museum and in the community!

 


Facility Rental

The Banquet Hall is available for all special occasions, weddings, meetings and conferences. A fully equipped kitchen and bar facility are at your disposal or you may wish to have your event catered by the Museum staff. This Hall is located on the main floor. 

The Boardroom, located on the second floor, consist of a kitchenette area and of seating arrangements accommodating 15 to 25 persons. Audio-visual equipment is available at an extra cost.

Contact us to book a site visit. 

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Inner Courtyard

Enjoy a family picnic outdoors under a party tent or in our courtyard fronting the beautiful Sturgeon River. You will find a workable Blacksmith Shop known as La Forge Charles, the Duquette Icehouse where blocks of ice are stored throughout the year and the Maison Major, our old pioneer style home. An open-air stage is available for outdoor concerts or plays.

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Permanent exhibit

The Museum's permanent exhibit consists of many interesting artifacts, examples of traditional snares and bush shelters, information on the remarkable fur-bearing animals of the north, a fascinating video on the creation of birch bark canoes, and so much more. Also, step back in time within our trading post replica to get an authentic feel for Ontario' rugged past. This exhibit is a tribute to the northern spirit of survival.

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Monthly Temporary Exhibit

January 2019: Lake Nipissing

February 2019: Fur Trade and Trapping

March 2019: Women Who are Fierce

 


Souvenir and Gift Shop

Our Souvenir and Gift Shop is filled with unique items such as homemade soaps, dreamcatchers and other regionally themed gems -- many of which are locally made. 

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Dock and Boat Launch

The Museum offers boat launching with access to the Sturgeon River with the purchase of a seasonal pass. 

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